Thursday, October 15, 2015

Midweek Randoms

Last week was pretty crazy, which is why I haven't written for a while. Mr. Howard was traveling for a bit, so I was on my own with the kids (which is always all sorts of insane) and then we had some crazy family stuff happen. Then this week has been miserable. Do you ever have those weeks where nothing seems to go right? That's been my week. On my way home from my hair appointment on Tuesday, I stopped for french fries because it was THAT kind of week...A french fries and tequila kind of week. Needless to say, I'll be happy on Sunday when I can start over and have a fresh do-over! Of course, hubby is traveling again tomorrow, so I won't get a super relaxing fresh start - but it'll have to do!

This week I am obsessed with Jessie Ware's Say You Love Me and Baby It's Cold Outside by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan. I'm willing the cold weather to arrive, since it's been in the 90's here still. Today, however, it's 60 and raining, so it seems like the perfect day for Ella Fitzgerald and soup! Hallelujah!

Hubby is doing a big bike event really soon, so when he gets up early to train, I've been getting up (suuuuper early) and reading quietly on the couch before the kids wake up!

Here's a screenshot of just my personal calendar from last month (I have different calendar settings and colors for my work one). It's difficult to explain how crazy our lives are, but I think this captures it! Every day, literally EVERY day, we have at least two things going on after school. On top of that, generally hubby and I both then come home, put the kids to bed, and work on things we didn't finish that day. That usually means that Mr. Howard gets on his computer, logs in remotely to his work office and works for another few hours and I've been cleaning, organizing, lesson planning, or blogging. Of course this calendar doesn't show all the things I don't add to the calendar, like kid hair cuts, costco shopping trips, trips to the dry cleaners, Connor's school projects, work-outs and runs, hubby bike rides, work appointments, and early morning wake ups to get donuts for hubby's office meetings. It's crazy-ville!

I did finally get to go on a run with friends last week, which was amazing. I don't even have words to describe how much I've missed running with them!!! I never did a knee update, but that's on my to-do list!

I mentioned before that hubby went out of town for work last week. Of course the kids decided that would be the perfect opportunity to wake up multiple times in the night (they NEVER do that!) and Isabella decided to draw ALLLLL over our toilet base and seat. Grrrrr.
When Mr. Howard came home, he sent me to the couch to watch tv, while he gave the kids a bath and put them to bed. Thank goodness.
Connor had his school Jog-a-thon and my mom was able to go. She snapped this photo. Can you spy a certain hiding adorable six-year-old who is ready to run?!?
On Saturday, we had Connor's soccer game and my parents were able to come, which made Connor so excited!
We are making poor progress on our stairs, but we at least painted the wood for our risers. Baby steps. We're doing a cherry sort of finish on the treads and white risers, which hopefully will look nice!
I got my hair done and boy did I need it. Not only did I need the break for girl talk with my hair dresser, but my roots were out of control!
Speaking of hair cuts, we finally found an hour to get Connor's done! Now we just need to find time for Aiden's! It seems just as we find time to squeeze in a hair cut, it's time for another one! Ha! Story of our lives. 
The kids are obsessed with Blaze Pizza, where they can pick out everything they want on their own individual pizzas! They love walking along, picking out everything they want to put. 
These sweet kids love their daddy!
Connor didn't have school a few days this week and one of the joys of having a teacher for a mommy (ha!) is that when the poor kid doesn't have school, he gets to come to MY school to watch me teach. Lucky him!
I finished all 1880 pages of the fourth Outlander, Drums of Autumn. And it ONLY took me three months (that's sarcasm)! I actually did the majority of the reading while I was in Washington D.C. and finally finished last week.


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